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Amanda Bennett Selected for OTC Charles Eames Scholarship

Amanda Bennett (center), a surgical technology student at Okefenokee Technical College (OTC), was recently selected as the recipient of the 2011 OTC Charles Eames Scholarship. Mr. Charles Eames (right) and OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton (left) congratulated Bennett on her academic accomplishments and wished her well as she pursues her educational goals.

Mrs. Sally Smith, Amanda’s program instructor, recommended Bennett for the award, stating that she is an excellent student and very deserving. Mrs. Smith and Bennett met with Eames and Thaxton at Satilla Regional Medical Center, where Bennett was working as part of her clinical training for the OTC surgical technology program.Charles Eames Scholarship Recipient

According to OTC Foundation Executive Director Cindy Tanner, Bennett’s long-term career goal is to earn her RN degree, but she plans to first work as a surgical technologist for a few years, learning everything she can about that job, which she believes will make her a better RN. “I have big life goals,” stated Bennett. “I started college at College of Coastal Georgia, but I soon learned that they were discontinuing their surgical tech program. That is what brought me to OTC, and I have never been happier.”

Bennett will use her scholarship award to help pay for the surgical technology professional licensure exam and books.

Eames, former director of the Okefenokee Regional Library System (ORLS), community champion and volunteer, established the Charles Eames Endowed Scholarship Fund in December 2008 to benefit OTC students through scholarships and literacy programs.

OTC President Gail Thaxton and the OTC staff congratulate Amanda Bennett on the award and extend heartfelt appreciation to Charles Eames for his generous contributions to the community and OTC.  

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Charles Eames (right) and OTC President Dr. Gail Thaxton (left) met and congratulated the 2011 Charles Eames Scholarship recipient, Amanda Bennett (center), recently at Satilla Regional Medical Center, where she was working as part of her clinical training for the OTC surgical technology program.

 

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